Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
5 Dreadful Zambia Poverty Rate Statistics and Facts
visionlaunch.com - 1/17/2017 3:18:47 PM
The latest figures from the UN World ... children in Zambia are underweight right now. More than 350,000 people in this country are food insecure, so there is not a regular supply of healthy food available to many households. This has created an under-5 ...
Madagascar - Prevalence of underweight, weight for age (% of children under 5)
knoema.com - 1/10/2017 9:22:01 AM
Differences in growth to age 5 are influenced more by nutrition ... Series - Source: World Health Organization, Global Database on Child Growth and Malnutrition. Country-level data are unadjusted data from national surveys, and thus may not be comparable ...
Stunted Development: Breeding a Nation of Under-performers
This Day Live - 1/12/2017 11:38:38 PM
The study shows that a well nourished under-five year old child would develop a high cognitive prowess and physical capacity to add to a country ... the World Health Assembly. “One third (33 per cent) of children in Nigeria under five years of age ...
Children under age five who are underweight, by region 2012 & 2015
www.statista.com - 12/19/2016 2:24:18 AM
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Two fifths of Indian children under five are underweight, survey finds
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2012 11:54:18 PM
"Despite impressive growth in our GDP, the level of under-nutrition in the country is unacceptably high. We have also not succeeded in reducing this rate fast enough," the 79-year ... for their age. A total of 58 per cent of children under five surveyed ...
Predictors of the risk of malnutrition among children under the age of 5 years in Somalia
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 5/14/2013 11:58:58 PM
Three separate Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal regression models were used to analyse the predictors of stunting, wasting and MUAC among children under the age of 5 years ... as a country with some of the worst indicators of health in the world ...
viewsoftheworld.net - 7/19/2011 11:53:04 PM
One out of four children in developing countries are underweight ... hungry children in the world. The World Food Programme provides these facts about undernourished children: Undernutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each ...
World Nutrition Week | India's dual problem: Under-weight children, over-weight adults
Daily News and Analysis - 9/3/2016 2:29:30 AM
According to the latest available NFHS-4 data 37% of children under the ... below the age of six have been categorised as severely underweight in Maharashtra alone in 2015-16. It is a 5.8% rise when compared to data from the previous years.
RISK FACTORS FOR UNDERNUTRITIOIN IN CHILDREN UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD IN GHANA
www.linkedin.com - 6/30/2014 11:57:07 PM
However, child age, sex and region were the only variables common in all three indicators (stunting, underweight ... country is a determinant of the basic causes of undernutrition. Diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children under ...
World Bank to name and shame countries that fail to prevent stunting in children
The Guardian - 9/30/2016 9:57:05 AM
They went from 28% in the mid-2000s to 14% in seven years,” he said. “We’re going to say to every country in the world ... million children under five in 2012. These are children whose height is considerably below the average for their age.
Malnutrition among children under the age of five in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): does geographic location matter?
bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com - 4/25/2010 11:57:02 PM
Specifically, nutritional status of children under the age of 5 indicated deterioration in terms of acute malnutrition (stunting, wasting and underweight ... the country, repeated looting of crops by armed groups and general insecurity over many years ...
What is malnutrition?
WHO - 7/7/2016 11:55:12 PM
Malnutrition affects people in every country. Around 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight, while 462 million are underweight. An estimated 41 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight ... age around the world affected by anaemia ...
Determinants of Undernutrition in Children Under 2 years of Age From Rural Bangladesh
indianpediatrics.net - 1/28/2014 11:59:37 PM
Weaning, complementary feeding were found to be related with under-two underweight ... 2007;39:161-73. 5. Wamani H, Astrom AN, Peterson S, Tumwine JK, Tylleskär T. Predictors of poor anthropometric status among children under 2 years of age in rural ...
Nigeria: Unicef - 400,000 Children Under-Five Threatened By Severe Malnutrition
AllAfrica - 9/30/2016 2:57:44 PM
"An estimated 400,000 children ... year olds and 145 women of childbearing age, accounting for the country being second largest contributor to the under-five and maternal mortality rate in the world. "The percentage rate of stunting, wasting and ...
The Cost of Hunger in Ghana: Social and Economic Impact of Child Undernutrition on Ghana’s Long-Term Development
ReliefWeb - 8/2/2016 11:53:00 PM
Over the past two decades, Ghana has made some progress in improving the nutritional status of children, particularly those under 5 years of age, recording a substantial reduction in the prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among these children.